Julie Ventoura


She is a Greek harpsichordist, born in Athens . After her graduation from the Athens National Conservatory, where she studied the piano she continued at “Feruccio Vignanelli” early music department of Athenaeum conservatory where she studied harpsichord with Margarita Dalmati and graduated in 1999 . She went on to study harpsichord with Gordon Murray professor at The Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. During her studies, she took part in masterclasses of Pierre Hantaï ,Ton Koopman, Christoph Rousset Terence Charlston, Mark Kroll, Bob van Asperen and Blandine Verlet. Since then she has been performing extensively as a soloist , concentrates on Baroque music and contemporary repertoire. Many Greek composers have dedicated for her pieces for the harpsichord, especially Mimis Plessas who composed for her the concerto for harpsichord and strings orchestra. In 2010 she made her first debut as concerto soloist with the Orchestra of Colours in Philip Glass’s concerto for harpsichord and chamber orchestra at Benaki Museum. On the occasion of the celebration international for the centenary of the birth of the composer Jean Françaix she performed at the French institute of Athens his work ‘’Insectarium, in 2012. In 2015 she collaborated with the great counter tenor Michael Chance in Vivaldi’s Stabat mater. Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes she performed a recital with Spanish music in 2016 at the Byzantine Museum. On the occasion of the “European Heritage Days 2017 she performed at the museum of Ancient Olympia. Celebrating the 100 years of the birth of Lou Harrison she performed at the Greek -American union his work ‘’ Six sonatas, for harpsichord in 2017. She founded the ‘’ Association of friends of early lyric art ,, who organize concerts and master classes She is professor of harpsichord at the Athens Nikolaos Mantzaros Conservatory. She is the artistic director of the early music ensemble Corde Varianti.